Episode 32 - FULFILLED

Show Notes:

  • Frequently in the Gospel of Matthew
  • Matthew 5:17-20
    • Not abolishing the Law and the Prophets
    • Fulfilling the Law and the Prophets
      • Not scraping everything and starting over with Plan B
      • Mosaic System a tutor/guardian (Gal. 3:36)
        • Pedagogue
        • The New Covenant in Jesus becomes the superior covenant by which we must interpret all previous covenants
        • This does not render all previous covenants irrelevant
  • 2 Timothy 3
    • Which Scriptures? The Old Testament
    • Relevance to Salvation
    • Ethical Value
  • 1 Corinthians 10 things written beforehand for our learning
  • The question is not IF the Law and Prophets are relevant to Christians. The question is HOW they are relevant.
  • Back to the Sermon on the Mount
    • Beatitudes
    • Mission (Salt and Light)
    • Righteousness / Ethics
      • 6 antitheses
      • Commentary on OT Ethics
      • Does not abolish the previous commands
      • Rather, Jesus sharpens the previous commands
      • He takes them from merely outer matters to inward ones
      • Jesus does not disagree with the Law and the Prophets...He actually extends their teachings
  • The Old was left with a missing page and Jesus is the missing page
    • He brings the story to completion (anticipatory component)
    • He lives out the Law and the Prophets in perfection (ethical component)
    • And thus He FULFILLS the Law and Prophets in each of these aspects